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Why I love siloxane dry cleaning fluid

Green Earth logo97% of dry cleaners clean in perchloroethylene (aka perc) or synthetic petroleum. Since 2001, RAVE FabriCARE has been cleaning fine garments and household textiles in siloxane. We love siloxane (aka Green Earth) for three primary reasons:

  • Siloxane is great for your garments and household textiles

 Siloxane fluid is fabric gentle. It's non-dye stripping and won't "bleed" or "fade" your colors. It's odorless. And it's sizing and fragrance free.

 That means that your whites, creams and pastels will be brilliantly bright. Your colors intense and vibrant. All with the softest, silkiest feel. And zero solvent or fragrance odor.

  • Siloxane is great for the environment

 Siloxane contains no hazardous chemicals. None.

 That means that, unlike perc or synthetic petroleum, there's nothing to dirty the air, contaminate the soil, or pollute the water.

 Many cleaners tout their solvent as "environmentally friendly", a rather ambiguous term. Siloxane is for more than just "environmentally friendly". Unlike perc or synthetic petroleum, siloxane can be safely disposed of. It's much more than just "environmentally friendly" (whatever that ambiguous phrase means). It's environmentally benign. If released into the environment, it merely breaks down into its three natural components: silica and trace amounts of water and carbon dioxide.

  • CA Air Resources Board logoSiloxane is great for you.

Siloxane is dermatologically friendly, even for those who are chemically sensitive. It's so safe you can wash your hands or face in our siloxane dry cleaning fluid!

 But don't take my word for it. Take California's words.

 No state in the USA has higher standards for health safety, work place safety and environmental safety than California.

 In 2008, after an exhaustive 18 month review of all the safety issues involved, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) declared siloxane to be safe. So safe, in fact, that they see "no good reason to regulate it's use" in any manner whatsoever.

 But you didn't need CARB to tell you that. You probably already knew that. After all, siloxane is one of the most extensively studied materials in consumer applications, and has been used for decades as a base ingredient in many personal care products you drip into your eyes and rub into your skin on a daily basis. Such as shampoos, antiperspirants, deodorants and moisturizing creams.

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Full disclosure:

RAVE FabriCARE has been a Green Earth cleaning licensee since July 2001. We pay our license fee at full price and receive no compensation or discounts for endorsing Green Earth.

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